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    November 15, 2012
    6:30 - 7:00am EST  

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as david petraeus agrees to testify on libya terror attack, some senators are calling for a special committee to investigate what happened. we're doing to tell you whoa -- beginning to tell you -- going to tell you why they want it. how the place is bringing video games to life. and just ahead a story that will make you think twice before eating a sandwich off that airplane tray. put the breakfast aside. we'll warn you before that story comes on this november 15th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle, thank you for joining us. make sure they are prepared because it's chill lit out there. here's meteorologist lynette charles. >> it is cold outside and going to stay cold throughout the day. we can see what's going on in catonsville this morning.
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that temperatures at 36 degrees. 40 in davidsonville. elkton at 35 and we have a light wind. it's light and variable but still that is making the temperatures feel a little bit chillier this morning. so be prepared for that. now we go to the radar. not a lot to see. we are nice and dry across the area this morning and also into the evening we will stay that way. good times ahead if you like the dry weather. today's forecast, hour by hour, this is what it looks like as we go through time. starting you out at 8:00, still quite cold. temperature at 38 degrees. not really budging that much. we will see plenty of clouds around today. maybe a few peeks of some sunshine. but as we go into lunchtime today, 47 degrees. and only bumping up just one degree by 3:00. 48 degrees. it is going to be -- that will be your high and it's going to be chilly. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. i'm tired of the cold weather already. hasn't even started really yet. oh. and thanksgiving right around the corner. should be a lot of fun as the
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holidays do approach. if you are traveling in baltimore county we have a crash on 795. right along the southbound lanes at owings mills boulevard. and here's what 695 looks like as we check in and take a look outside. here at liberty road traffic picking up on the outer loop. you're looking at a 12 minute ride right now. not too bad. as you do travel from 695 down to 95. congestion starting to build here in parkville. but no delays as of yet. you're looking at an 11 minute ride on the outer loop if 95up to 83. if you are using the jfx to get downtown going to take you 12 minutes right now southbound from 695 to fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. we have learned general david petraeus will now testify at a hearing tomorrow about the benghazi attack that killed is u.s. ambassador and three other americans. >> this morning abc2 news linda so is here with the details on the hearing and whether or not we're going to be able to hear it live. linda? >> reporter: it will happen behind closed doors at a house
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intelligence committee hearing. we learned petraeus will testify early friday morning. when the attacken had in benghazi killed four americans on september 11th petraeus personally flew there to investigate. he was originally scheduled to testify in hearings this week, bathoses derailed when -- but that was derailed afterred a mything toen a affair -- admitting to an affair. president obama weighed in for the first time since the scandal broke. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed. that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: and the president says he hopes in the end, the paula broadwell affair will be a simple blip on radar so petraeus' other side stellar -- otherwise stellar career, linda so, abc2 news. a police officer put their lives on the line every day and one officer came very close to losing his life. take a look at this video from
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dashcam and a car you can sigh coming right at the officer's vehicle. barely swerving to avoid a straight head-on collision. now the officer maintained his composure and getting out to check and see if the driver was okay and the clearing of the road. and getting other motorists out of the way. now the police chief knows this could have been much worse. >> it could have been terrible. i mean i could have been -- very bad. i could have been making a call to the parents of loved ones of much more severe situation of an officer killed. or even the other driver. >> now the officer had minor injuries but should be back on the job in a week or two. still no word on what caused the other driver to lose control of his car. you may want to carry some hand sanitizer the next time you fly out of town. >> consider yourself warned because in preparation for thanksgiving travel, is microbiology professor at the university of arizona came up with the top three germiest spots if you fly.
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>> the first is obvious. toilets enough said about that. but the others are a little less predictable. tray tables and latches on the overhead bins. they're also incredibly dirty. they both get touched millions of times and they're already never disinfected so you may want to take that hand sanitizer as charlie said. all right, are you up to a challenge? today baltimore city is celebrating america recycles day. and the department of public works is asking you to eliminate the majority of your daily waste. here are some suggestions they're offering. officials say you can succeed maybe by doing some or al of the things. when you take your lunch to work use a reusable bag and organize a carpool. get bills acceptability to you online instead of in the mail. officials say the average american produces nearly 5 pounds of trash every single day. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. harbor east has the second year of the it's a waterfront life and they're starting tonight. local artists will then unveil
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their holiday windowtist plays at -- displays at local shops and restaurants. also this year the power plant holiday light show spectacular. this video is from last year. seven showing at a local theater all soldout. >> what's it all for? "twilight." steam jacob versus team edward. the movie premieres tonight. >> you want to help victims open sandy? sandy is the day to do it. how a sandwich request make a whole will have -- can make a whole lot of it. >> we don't have a whole lot on the radar this morning but temperatures are cold. hunt valley 39 degrees under cloud i can conditions. don't go anywhere -- cloudy conditions. don't go anywhere, "good morning maryland" will be right back. hey, look! a shooting star!
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and good morning to our friends there at hall stead academy. i read to them on monday morning and they recorded that for us. >> very cute. >> had a great time there. the wait is almost over, less than 16 hours away from the premiere of twilight breaking dawn part 2. >> twilight lite fans could not be more excited. they are -- there are going to be special 10:00 shows this is happening tonight many of the theaters are playing the films on multiple screens. some are already soldout. it may be best to buy the tights online and get there early if you want to seat by your friend. tomorrow "lincoln" hits area theaters and tonight president obama will host the cast and the crew for a special careening at the white house. the -- screening at the white house. the movie stars dan ohm day lewis and tommy lee jones. listen to this ladies. peel magazine they have -- "people" magazine. they have crowned channing tatum this year's sexiest man alive. he is married and he's 32. and his wife also an actress.
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she said she's very proud of him. tatum starred in the movie "magic mike" and appears in an upcoming film called "foxcatcher." a lot of fans here in the studio. ♪ ooh. all right. look at this. two of the biggest names in music, they joined forces for a concert prize. this was in -- surprise. this was in new york city. madonna teamed up with the korean pop star to do the "gangnam style." >> madison square garden. they performed his signature hit "gangnam style." and they danced along for everyone to enjoy. >> something really fun about "gangnam style." >> want the break out right now? >> no i do not. maker of sweet treats like twinkies getting pretty tough for hem. >> workers at hostess have gone on strike and the company is pushing back. >> and companies are seeing the
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slight increase in the cost to provide health care but what do the numbers really mean for you? we're going to look at that and explain. >> we have lots of clouds out there this morning. i'll tell you if we get some rain from the clouds coming up. >> lynette traffic is moving right along here on 695 at york road in towson but we have a crash on 795. i'll have all the details coming up on "good morning maryland." experience in a se inspiration. great power. iconic design. exhilarating performance. [ race announcer ] audi once again has created le mans history! [ male announcer ] and once in a great while... all of the above. take your seat in the incomparable audi a8. take advantage of exceptional values on the audi a8 during the season of audi event. ♪
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this is your news news to go on this thursday -- abc2 news to go on this thursday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. >> 30 degrees union bridge right now and temperatures won't bunch too much throughout the day staying well below average. 35 degrees in sykesville with a light and variable wind. and annapolis coming in at 41 degrees. as we take a look at maryland's most powerful radar. not a whole lot to see. no type of rain. we are scanning the skies to see if we get any today but we
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should be dry through the morning and also as we go through the afternoon. we look at the planner and this is what it looks like as we go through the lunchtime hour. temperature at 37-degrees and still quite chilly. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. we have a cold start and unfortunately we are dealing with some incidents out on the roads. we have a crash on 795 right now right along the southbound lanes at owings mill boulevard. the jfx is clear but you want to to be aware of debris removal that's shut down falls road between lafayette avenue and clipper mill road. it will be closed through november 18th so definitely stick with the jfx to get around the closures. water main break repairs do continue to shut down north charles street. and you will want to expect congestion in mount vernon due to water main break repairs on madison street near gillford avenue. stick with calvert or 83 to avoid the closures. here's what 95 looks like at
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395. traffic moving right along no problems getting through the fort mchenry tunnel. and this is what 695 looks like in parkville. traffic definitely starting to pick up on the outer loop but it's on going to take you 12 minutes to travel from 95 up to 83. the inner loop will be clear down to 95. megan and charlie, over to you. breaking news to tell you about from fell's point this morning. >> police just cleared the area after getting a call that someone was in the harbor. >> abc2 news' sherrie johnson joins us live and what are you hearing if police? >> reporter: we are here live in federal hill overlooking the inner harbor. at 4:38 this morning police responded and found an adult female in the water in the 2300 block of boston street. that's on the pier side. she was rescued from the water by officers and the marine unit and taken to a local hospital. right now police are not sure how she ended up in the water and police tell us the information is preliminary and it could change. now officers say there was nothing suspicious at the
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scene. a person walking in that area saw the woman in the water and immediately contacted police. reporting live in federal hill, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. all new this morning another popular energy drink is now under fire. >> the fda is investigating five hour energy drinks. and it is possible that it is linked to more than a dozen deaths. >> abc2 news linda so is live this morning with the details. linda, how many people have died from this? >> reporter: over the last four years the fda has received reports that 13 people have died all possibly linked to the five hour energy drink. this comes just a couple overweenings after the fda consider of weeks after -- of weeks after the fda began investigating five deaths possibly linked to monster energy drink. you'll remember the parents of the 14-year-old hagerstown girl was suing the maker of monster energy saying the caffeine in the drink criminated to her death. that -- contributed to her death. that girl went into cardiac arrest after drinking two 24- ounce monster drinks in a 24 hour period. the fda says five hour energy
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has been mentioned in about 90 filings with the agency and 30 of them include serious of life- threatening injuries like heart attacks and in one case a spontaneous abortion. the drink is sold in a two ounce battle and referred to as a shot. the company doesn't disclose the amount of caffeine in each bottle. but "consumer reports" recently published an article sayings the level was about 215- milligrams, that's the equivalent of a 16-ounce cup of coffee. linda so, abc2 news. a professor attainer began state is in trouble with the law this morning accused of getting research grants fraudulently. prosecutors say that manoj kumar jha claimed to work on the construction project with a company and eight employees. he received about $200,000 in grant funding for a highway project. he used that money to pay personal expenses prosecutors say. job processfects for new college graduates are improving. employers expect a 5% increase
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in hiring. new four year graduates. that's a 30% increase for two year degree holders. if you have an mba, hiring in those fields is expected to decline. the survey paints the mixed picture for an improving economy but also uncertainty over whether we are going to get off that fiscal cliff. it's going to cost your employer a little bit more this year to pay for the health care benefits. it's the smallest increase in 15 years. according to health consultant mercer they will see the cost jump 4.5%. they say because companies have the 2014 implementation of the health care reform, they're making greater efforts to cut costs. passing that expense on and the risk to you. so are you looking for a reason to quit smoking? how about because today is the great american smokeout. it's a day started by the american cancer society to help people stop puffing away on smokes. now smoke you cannot only causes all kinds of diseases and cancers it can affect your everyday life. among them the university of
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baltimore and the howard county general hospital are taking part. sharpton is congresswomanning to baltimore for the next -- coming to baltimore for the next three days. he's going to be leading discussions on how this fiscal cliff could impact an african- americans. the maryland black caucus foundation is helding its conference and it brings together policymakers and educators and other community leaders. also going to be workshops that are focused on green jobs and welt creation. also -- wealth creation. also energy and other topics too. five things to know as you head out the door this morning. business leaders from the state will be in annapolis this morning. they're going to need with the maryland board of revenue. they estimate they are going to discuss the current economic conditions and challenges that the state faces. comptroller peter fran kho will help the forum which will introduce representatives if financial services, real estate and manufacturing. >> the maker of twinkies and wonder bread threatened to liquidate the business if striking workers don't come
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back by 5:00 tonight. the company has been dealing with work stoppages for two- thirds of its plants. the company says it will be forced to liquidate the entire business that could result in nearly 18,000 lost jobs. bp is expected to admit to criminal misconduct in connection with the 2010 oil spill in the gulf. reports say that bp and the justice department have cut a plea deal and details could be announced today. the company will acknowledge some type of criminal behavior and is expected to pay a huge fine in exchange for a waiver of future prosecution on these charges. and president obama will be in new york today. he's going to be visiting some of the storm damaged areas and thank first responders for their hard work. the governor said he'll ask for $30 billion in federal aid to help rebuild after sandy. today you can get some free food while helping others at the same time. from 9:00 in the morning until 9:00 p.m. chick-fil-a is giving away free sandwiches to anyone who brings
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is nonperishable food item. it's for sandy victims. everything collected will go to those no new york, new jersey and maryland. time now for one more check of the forecast with lynette. what's going on out there? >> we're cold charlie and also have some clouds out there as well. but we're going get some nyjer morgan in here but -- some sunshine in here but today more clouds than what we had yesterday. don't think it's going to be the bright day that we saw but it's not going to be socked in for today as well. so right in the middle. as we look down towards the south. well, we have some rain across the area. that's really what's funneling in the clouds. and as we look back to the west, well we have an area of high pressure the two are really trying to fight it out. so we'll see who wins but the clouds will be in for the day. peeks of sunshine as well. and we could see exactly what i'm talking about as i take you outdoors this morning. we're looking at bel air into motion and we can see and clouds and the sun really trying to get through the area. that'll be the remainder of the day. be prepared for that. also the cold temperatures this morning. coming in at 33 degrees.
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as we look at mount airy we're at 37 degrees and baltimore at 39. bel air now at 32 degrees. so we are going to start you out cold like yesterday and into tomorrow we are going to be dealing with a slight warmup but not so much. i'm going to show you that in just a minute. the afternoon high only arnold 48 degrees under partly cloudy skies. another chilly day on tap for us and this is what we will dip down to tonight. 32 degrees continued cold. have the big coat. this is this forecast for tomorrow. see the 53 degrees? that's still below average. we should be at 57, 56 degrees now for this time of year. still coming below that through the next seven days then the next chance for showers works their way in late sunday and travel day on wednesday looking pretty good right now looking dry. we'll see if that changes through time. now a check of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. definitely going to want the crack the heat in the -- to crank the heat in the car this
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morning. it's pretty cold out there. we have a crash on 795 right along the southbound lanes at owings mill boulevard. and in the city you will want to watch out for falls road that's actually closed from lafayette avenue all the way to clipper mill road due to the debris removal. stick with 83. this is what 83 looks like just north of 695. no problems to report. it will be a clear ride as you do head downtown. this is what 95 looks like at 395. everything up to speed now if you are heading out the 695 -- to 695, do watch out for congestion on the west side. a five minute delay right now on the outer loop from 795 down to 70. uh-uh. gun range is offering a pretty unique service. instead of shooting at the paper targets you're actually shooting at each other. >> like a real life video game. there's a series of steps you have to go through. your gun will be modifies and you're given a suit to protect the importance parts of your body that include your head and neck. then you're sent away to fire away. the instructors say it's
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especially helpful for women who want to learn how to defend themselves. >> for the most part, most women walk out of here feeling very empowered and that's the key. >> all right well even with the protective gear on the owner of the range says that you are going to feel a little bit of pain if you're hit. >> i remember -- something similar just a few years ago and it was paint ball. if you've ever been shot with a paint ball you know -- that they hurt. >> going to leave a mark after this. it does. >> all right so before you head out the door, bundle up. >> exactly. it's cold out there once again. and even as we go into the afternoon guys still going to be very chilly with the temperatures below average. >> as far as the roads? >> yeah we are dealing with an accident right now on 795. so do expect delays in and traffic starting to pick up out on the beltway as well. >> all right, we are out of time so we're going to send to you new york for more on "good morning america" it's coming up right now. >> we'll see you back here in
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